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While driving through the Sawtooth National Park area one morning Mount Heyburn really caught my attention with the sunrise hitting the top of it. I had to stop and take this one photo.
Mount Heyburn, at 10,299 feet (3139 m) is one of the many 10,000-foot (3,000 m) peaks in the Sawtooth Range of central Idaho. Mount Heyburn is located in Custer County and within the Sawtooth Wilderness portion of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The town of Stanley is located 8 miles (13 km) north-northeast of Mount Heyburn. Grand Mogul (9733 ft, 2967 m) and Mount Heyburn are the two signature peaks that frame the southwest end of Redfish Lake, all are in the Salmon River watershed.
Redfish Lake and Little Redfish Lake and the visitor services at these locations are only a few miles north of Mount Heyburn. While there are no trails to the top of Mount Heyburn, there are trails around both sides of Redfish Lake, and a boat service that ferries hikers the 5 miles (8.0 km) from Redfish Lake Lodge on the north end of the lake to the south end at regular intervals, for a round trip fee of $15. The drop-off point at the south end is a campground at the base of Mount Heyburn. The best time to climb Mount Heyburn is in the summer (July, August, or September). All routes to up Mount Heyburn are class 5.
Mount Heyburn was named for Weldon Heyburn, a U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1903-12.
November 4th, 2013
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